I would not have been able to continue working on DOTU throughout all these years had it not been for the support of so many of my readers, and I owe all of you a huge thank you! If you’d like to support the comic so it can continue to grow, there are several ways you can help.
Support on Patreon
Patreon has been keeping DOTU running since 2014, and it’s grown big enough to support much higher quality pages, tons of bonus content, and an entire patron-only novel series about Merritt’s past. I’m a full-time artist, and DOTU is a significant part of my career. My goal is to one day be able to make a comfortable living working full time on DOTU and its related projects, and to increase my update schedule to twice a week, all the while keeping DOTU free for everyone to read. You can help DOTU reach this goal by pledging on Patreon, and in return, you’ll get access to lots of bonus content! Click here to learn more.
I would especially like to thank the following top Patreon contributors for their outstanding level of support.
- Arthur A. Durand
- Chris S.
- Jordan N.
- Nightshade Farmount
- Stephanie “Sero” W
Support on Paypal
For anyone who has trouble using Patreon or just prefers not to, I now offer a lite version of my bonus content for anyone who supports via a monthly or one-time-annual Paypal pledge. Every person who subscribes through Paypal will count toward the goal of 350 patrons needed for public release of new pages. Also, for every $50 in monthly support, I will lower my Patreon milestone goals by a matching amount.
Monthly support tiers will renew automatically and will grant you access to bonus content for as long as your subscription is active. Annual support tiers will grant you access for one year from the date of your pledge and do not renew automatically. Communications about your subscription are sent to your Paypal-associated email address.
Within 1-3 days of your Paypal pledge, you will receive a welcome email from me (email@example.com) and an invitation to the Google Drive folder where the bonus content is stored. You will also receive an email when new content is added. For questions or help, email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Paypal Monthly Tiers
$5 monthly: Get patron-only comic pages, Merritt’s Story, and the monthly (unpersonalized) Patreon letter written by Pogo or a guest character
$10 monthly: Everything from the $5 tier, plus access to the Secret Gallery with a new character illustration every month
Paypal One-Time Annual Tiers
$60 for 1 Year: Get patron-only comic pages, Merritt’s Story, and the monthly (unpersonalized) Patreon letter written by Pogo or a guest character
$120 for 1 Year: Everything from the $60 tier, plus access to the Secret Gallery with a new character illustration every month
Tip me with Ko-fi
Patreon is a subscription program, and I know that doesn’t work for everyone’s budget. If you’d like to make a one-time contribution to the comic, you can send any amount from $3 and up via Ko-fi. Money I earn through here will go toward business expenses and equipment that are needed for the comic, standalone illustrations, bonus pages, and other non-recurring events.
Support for Free
Vote on Top Webcomics
The higher a comic ranks on Top Webcomics, the more referrals they get. I also post bonus art (“voting incentives”) that you can see after you vote. You can vote for DOTU once per day per machine. I get more referrals from Top Webcomics than I get from anywhere else, so votes are extremely helpful! You can find the vote button in the sidebar and below every comic page. And here!
Spread the Word!
Webcomic creators who don’t work with publishers usually have a pretty small advertising budget, so we’re always super grateful when readers share our comics with their friends! One of the easiest ways to do this is to share DOTU’s page updates on your preferred social media platform. I post page update notices on Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter. Shares are never expected or demanded, but always appreciated!
Whenever there are new opportunities to support the comic, I’ll post them here!